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25th September 2005, 18:34
Would like info on nickel norinco 1911's,how common,still made etc.Looking for one.
26th September 2005, 17:38
Not many nickled Nork 1911s made it into the U.S. before the import ban. But I don't think we'll ever know any particular numbers related to their production, import, etc., due to who manufactures them. One year at the Shot Show, I struck up a conversation with the folks at Norinco's booth. This got me zero info, from the American or Chinese folks in working the show on the company's behalf. Honestly don't think they knew any such numbers themselves..
26th September 2005, 19:18
Thanks for the reply Brian.I just found this sight and have found it interesting in a good way that countries all over this small globe have a intrest in the 1911,a design that has been around and stood the test of time even in it's basic dress for more years than any body capable of reading this have been walking on this earth.Ihave owned the best colt has to offer,at one time i had 12 1911 colts,1 in a delta 10mm,1 springfield 1911 also.I bought a norinco 1911 a couple of years ago to keep with me when traveling,i felt if lost it would not be as bad as loosing a colt.after time spent with this norinco,it would upset me to loose it!,it's tough,drives nails,and eats any ammo put in it.To copy is the highest form of flattery,this is a good copy period.
26th September 2005, 22:45
You're welcome, streetlegalls1. If you dig through old posts here, you'll find that one of my Norinco 1911s is up around the 20,000 round mark, with no breakage, just normal maintenence and spring replacement.
27th September 2005, 18:41
Brian,do you know about the nickel plating on the norinco's?,and why is this guy hunter so down on norinco?.
27th September 2005, 21:40
Each one is entitled to his opinion. It is up to each member to evaluate the posts and make up his own mind.
27th September 2005, 22:32
This is true........
28th September 2005, 12:45
Streetlegalls1, I've only seen one nickeled Nork in person, some years ago, before I knew anything about their 1911s. Also have seen pictures of exactly one for sale, on one of the boards like Gunbroker/GunsAmerica/AuctionArms.
In both cases, a bit of the nicel had started to flake off. This is certainly not enough samples to draw any sort of conclusions, of course.
As to Hunter's opinions of overall Norinco 1911 quality let's just say I don't share them! ;) He's not an unreasonable fellow though, you could ask him for more explanation yourself, if you like.
3rd October 2005, 19:53
Brian,I see that you have sent quite a few down range through your norinco.these pieces seem to be consistent in build and quality.Through your experience and others you know of,what is the most accurate and consistent loads,hand loads also if you do?
4th October 2005, 08:00
Here is a pic of a Nickled Norinco 1911A1 Full Sized Goverment Model 45ACP I bought and sold this year.
I had purchased it off an auction site as NIB which is how it was when I shipped it to the new owner.
Something unique about the Nickled version, it has (two) Red Dots, as opposed the White Dots on Full sized or Compact (Commander) Norinco model's.
Saw no pitting or flaking on this one and had two Nickeled mags, with bore brush, cleaning rod Instructions hard case and cardboard slip cover just as in the pic.
If you have a specific area to review, I have five more pic's (seven pic's total) of this Nickled model, could send you the links or could post them all here.
This was (is) a clean pistol.
Good luck in your find, these are great pistols!
4th October 2005, 21:53
OK.....drooling......under control now...........nope drooling again.........
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